Hands In Harmony

Hands In Harmony



Anna Marguerite Crowell, Anna Valerie Delaney, Rosalie Katherine Doyle, Sally Marie Gibson, Christina Marie Gillotti, Teresa C. Grijalva, Molly Obergefell, Arianna Maria Ranallo, Lucy Commins Tanner


Presentation: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Sears Recital Hall

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: MUS 390



Led by director Heidi Reynolds and interpreter Mary Ann Fraley, the University of Dayton performing ensemble Hands in Harmony presents popular songs while using signs from American Sign Language (ASL) to bring music in an accessible and inclusive way to members of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. Compared to the grammar of ASL, Hands in Harmony utilizes a relatively literal interpretation of song lyrics, but does so in a way in which members of the ASL community and non-ASL community can interpret. For more information about Hands in Harmony or details to become involved, please visit the University of Dayton Ensembles and Performance Opportunities page under "Choral Ensembles."

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

Heidi Maria Reynolds

Primary Advisor's Department



Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

Hands In Harmony